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SGM Certification Module I
SGM Certification Module I, May 2-3, 2017 $ 795.00
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Integrating Technology Tools with Braidy the StoryBraid, SGM, and ThemeMaker — May 4, 2017
Integrating Technology Tools with Braidy the StoryBraid, SGM, and ThemeMaker — May 4, 2017 $ 350.00
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Combined Workshops Badge
SGM Certification Module I and Integrating Technology Tools — May 2-4, 2017 $ 995.00
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Story Grammar Marker Quick Start
Story Grammar Marker® Quick Start $ 99.95
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The Critical Thinking Triangle<sup>®</sup> In Action! Set
The Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! Set $ 39.95
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Oral Discourse Strategies Kit $ 174.95
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Stories for Teaching and Modeling Narrative Text Structure $ 9.95
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The Braidy Song
The Braidy Song $ 0.99
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MindWing Concepts provides highly interactive professional development workshops and multi-sensory materials for public school districts, private schools, early childhood settings and parents.

Our goal is to give every child — regardless of age, ability or culture — the skills to think, communicate & learn effectively in order to achieve academic and social success.

Pathways Video Link

Video is 55 minutes long, but well worth viewing, with lots of tips for teaching. Along with Cindy Milner of Pathways for Parents, Maryellen Moreau explains the Story Grammar Marker icons using Braidy the StoryBraid. Clicking on the video will open another browser window to watch on YouTube.

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MindWing Concepts Blog

Tech Tuesday: A Picture is Worth...a Story!

March 27, 2017

Phones PhotoThey say the best camera is the one you have with you. The readiness with which we can document snippets of our own lives seems to have made life more visual...just look at social media. Our own images create opportunities for narrative language intervention, just as our own stories do. In Hadley’s (1998) Language Sampling Protocols for Eliciting Text-Level Discourse, the strategy of the conversation map—”give a story to get a story”—is used across narrative genres to provide a model and pragmatic rationale for “eliciting optimal samples of extended discourse.” The activities contained within the article provide great stimuli for obtaining language samples, but this principle of modeling and using personal stories certainly applies to intervention as well...

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6 Attempts to Friend “Dear Mr. Leprechaun”

March 13, 2017

Dear Mr. Leprechaun Book CoverTo Maryellen: “Wishing you good luck and true friendship forever!”  This was the inscription that author Martin Nelson Burton wrote in November 2004, on Maryellen’s copy of Dear Mr. Leprechaun, Letters From My First Friendship. This is a delightful, true tale based upon the author’s childhood writings to his leprechaun friend. The original letters and the responses (written by the author’s father, aka The Leprechaun) are presented in the book. On each page, there is a leprechaun that younger children will enjoy searching for. The beautiful artwork of Clint Hansen was created with paper sculpture. The last page of the book gives a brief description of the sculpture process that children and adults will find fascinating...

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